20th February 2018 – 12 miles
We headed back to the same car park as yesterday, at the eastern end of Hell’s Mouth, to walk in the opposite direction. It was a beautiful, clear, sunny day with a breeze blowing and making a cloud of spray blow backwards from the waves. There were a couple of people surfing here, and later we saw many more. We took a bit of time to go the first mile or so as we were so busy looking back at the view and the surfers!
There was a fantastic 360 degree view when we reached the trig point – right across Hell’s Mouth, across the headland, then Tremadog Bay and some of the towns on the coast, with a glimpse of Snowdonia behind, though the peaks were hidden by cloud.
It was pleasant going walking across springy grass between the heather. We walked round to the bay at Porth Ceiriad, where we stopped for lunch, watching dozens of surfers.
Rounding the next headland, St Tudwal’s Islands came into view. I kept a lookout for dolphins which are meant to be frequent visitors to the bay, but didn’t see anything.
We had a short break when we reached the beach that stretches south of Abersoch, near this des-res.
We then walked alongside the golf course – surprisingly quiet – hidden from the sea by dunes, and into Abersoch. The path goes right around the little headland, although I don’t think we would have missed much if we hadn’t done the loop (although that isn’t the point, is it?). We took the opportunity to have coffee and cake before following the lanes over the hill back to the car park at Pentowyn.